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Posted On: 04/9/18 10:00 AM
UCLA legend John Wooden once said “Be quick, but not in a hurry”. In Sacramento, Capitol Christian guard Rick Barros ||| is an excellent example of this very saying. A taller than average guard, who uses his deadly shooting touch and patient dribbling style to give defenses fits as he beats them with relative ease. I was fortunate enough to be able to interview the standout player and gain insight into one of the better players in Northern California.
How did you become the shooter that you are?
I became a shooter from putting in countless hours in the gym. I would try to shoot 1,000 shots a day in the summers and always focus on keeping my mechanics right.
What was your favorite game from your senior season and why?
My favorite game this past season was playing against Modesto Christian in the playoffs. I love playing in big time games like that, especially since it was at their house. It didn’t turn out the way we wanted but it was still a great game to play as a competitor.
How does your height help you on both ends of the floor?
My height and size as a guard is a blessing on both ends of the floor. It allows me to get my shot off and see the floor well over shorter defenders. On defense it lets me guard all five positions at the high school level.
Where will you play AAU in the offseason?
This spring and summer, i will play with the E.B.A. Pharaohs.
What do you believe is your most underrated skill?
I believe my most underrated skill is my vision as well as the ability to run a team.
What should college coaches know about you?
I’m a hard working combo guard with a good basketball I.Q. who will do whatever it takes for my team to win at the end of the day!